"I have been made aware of the situation,” said West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen in a release from the school. “I am gathering the facts at this time and will to continue to monitor. I have no further comment at this time”
The 6-foot-5, 292-pound offensive lineman from Plantation, Fla., was taken to North Central Regional Jail where he awaited arraignment after his arrest.
Haughton-James played in 12 games last season, primarily as a backup at tackle, and has played in a total of 25 games during his career at West Virginia. Holgorsen and offensive line coach Ron Crook went into the spring expecting him to compete for one of the starting spots left vacant on the offensive line by graduating seniors Quinton Spain and Mark Glowinski. With Yodny Cajuste being held out due to a broken finger, Haughton-James started at left tackle in the Gold-Blue Spring Game and will likely be a person who can also serve as Marquis Lucas' backup on the right side as well.